Abhimanyu Dassani's debut film MARD KO DARD NAHI HOTA is winning acclaim across the globe for its unique and quirky content.
After bagging People's Choice Award in the Midnight Madness section at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year and received a standing ovation at its India premiere at MAMI, MARD KO DARD NAHI HOTA will now have its premiere at Macau International Film Festival, today.
Titled THE MAN WHO FEELS NO PAIN in English, the film is an action comedy heavily on the martial arts-centered films of the 70s and 80s. The 134-minute film, which was shot in Mumbai, tells the story of a young man afflicted with a disease that makes him immune to pain.
The film had its world premiere at the Ryerson Theatre situated on the Ryerson University campus at midnight was one of the six Indian movies selected to the 43rd edition of the Toronto film festival.
The trailer opens with a young guy talking about how his dream in life is different from everyone else's. While everyone else wants to be a pilot, a doctor, the Prime Minister or something along these lines, he wants to fight and stop all the chain snatchers in his city.
Just then, a bulb drops on his head and he starts to bleed. It is then revealed that he suffers from a rare disease called congenital insensitivity to pain, which means he literally can feel no pain.
The film revolves around a man with congenital insensitivity to pain, hence the title. Its English title is THE MAN WHO FEELS NO PAIN.
Produced by Ronnie Screwvala under the banner of RSVP, MARD KO DARD NAHI HOTA is written and directed by Vasan Bala. Starring Abhimanyu Dassani, Radhika Madan, Gulshan Devaiah, Mahesh Manjrekar and Jimit Trivedi.